Jan 1, 2012

2012 Goal #1

Long  before I began writing my blog, I was an avid blog reader. I have followed some blogs for well over three years and sometime feel like I know the bloggers in real life. I follow blogs written by authors, blogs written by people like me, blogs written by comedians, and blogs written by foodies. I laugh, I cry, and I bookmark the things that I like. I recently looked through my bookmarks and I had well over 30 recipes that I had meant to make, but never got around to cooking. I figured that with the start of a new year and this whole idea of resolutions, I too should set a goal. My goal, is to try and cook 1 new recipe a week from the many recipes in my bookmark file. In order to make it more interesting, I am going to blog about the experience, even if the food is awful.

Here is my list and I left a few open spots because I am sure that there will be even more amazing recipes in the months to come.

Appetizers and Dip 

Corn and Bean Salsa 

Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

Corn Cakes with Avocado Relish

Main Dishes

Caribbean Jerk Tacos

Cheddar & Onion Sliders

Mojito Tilapia Taco Bites

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Chicken with Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Tomato & Arugula Salad with Avocado

Asiago Mac & Cheese with Brussel Sprouts and Cranberries

Baked Parmesan Tilapia

Cashew Chicken with Broccoli

Creamy Chicken and Brie Soup

Warm Asparagus, Gorgonzola, and Steak Salad 

Oven Risotto with Sausage and Peppers

Cheddar Corn Chowder

Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Polenta Pizza

Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa & Sauerkraut

Side Dishes

Scalloped Potatoes

Brussel Sprouts with Garlic and Pancetta

BLT Macaroni Salad

Grilled Green Tomatoes with Basil Sauce

Homemade Vanilla Cream Soda

Mango Peach Smoothie

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria

Chai Banana Smoothies


Coconut Banana Bread

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Honey Beer Bread

Garlic Butter Breadsticks


Golden Graham Smores

Cookie Dough Truffles

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Sweet Rolls

Peach Filled Champagne Cupcakes

Feel free to click on any of the recipe names above and it will take you to the original owner's recipe. I will be using those recipes and making some slight adjustments for my own use. I figured this year I deserved to have a goal that is attainable, plus it will help me out with some new kitchen skills. I am pumped to begin this week, but I don't what recipe to choose first! 

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